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Must Read News Articles – 23 September

NATIONAL

Indian Express

Let O in OBC stand for Orphans too, says panel – The National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) has passed a resolution stating that destitute orphaned children should be included in the central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC).

Turning off Indus taps easier said than done– One of the solution being suggested in the aftermath of Uri attack, is the abrogation of the 56-year-old Indus Waters Treaty that defines the water-sharing arrangement for six rivers of the Indus basin that flow through both India and Pakistan.

EDITORIAL

 The Hindu

Getting Railways on track -69 years after Independence for India to merge the Railway Budget with the Union Budget is an indication of how difficult can be to junk colonial-eratraditions that may have outlived their utility

Something for everyone – Reconciling diverse preferences ofall the member States of the GST Council to determine a uniform set of indirect taxes across the nation is a difficult task. But, as per author, it is possible toaccomplish this mission by adhering tosome basic guiding principles

 Indian Express

Watch but don’t wait–Article states that both Dengue and chikungunya can be tackled via swift surveillance, sustained controls.

 INTERNATIONAL

Nothing here for today

 ECONOMY

Centre unveils sops to boost goods exports – In the backdrop ofthe continued decline in
growth of Indian goods exports, the commerceministry extended supportto certain new products andenhanced the rate of incentives for some other under the reward programme calledMerchandise Exports fromIndia Scheme (MEIS)

Share insights on infrastructure, Jaitley tells BRICS nations – Finance Minister ArunJaitleyhas called for a formal mechanism within BRICS nations to share and exchange experiences on infrastructure development

Livemint

Govt seeks views on pricing patented drugs – The department of pharmaceuticals has set about seeking suggestions from different ministries on price regulation of patented drugs.

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